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Sunday, May 26, 2019

BWW TV: Laura Benanti Opens Up About MY FAIR LADY, Motherhood, Belania and More! by Richard Ridge

'It's not like I sat at home as a child wanting to be a movie star. I wanted to be Julie Andrews,' said Laura Benanti in an exclusive interview earlier this week with Richard Ridge. The Tony…

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

BWW TV: How Did KISS ME, KATE Change for 2019? The Company Tells All! by Richard Ridge

What happens when Shakespeare meets Porter Audiences are finding out eight times a week at Studio 54 when the Taming of the Shrew comes to life onstage within one of the most beloved musical…

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

BWW TV: What Makes a Broadway Hit? THE PROM Cast and Creators Share Backstage Secrets! by Richard Ridge

The Prom is still changing lives at the Longacre Theatre, where it will soon celebrate its 200th Broadway performance. As the cast and creative team dance towards another major milestone, th…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

BWW Exclusive: James Synder, Jenny Jules & Matt Mueller Cast a Spell on Broadway in HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by Richard Ridge

Year Two has officially begun at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and that means that a brand new class of witches and wizards has begun a magical journey at Hogwarts or the Lyric Theatre.…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

BWW Exclusive: Nicholas Podany & Bubba Weiler on Making Broadway Magic in HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by Richard Ridge

Year Two has officially begun at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and thatmeans that a brand new class of witches and wizards has begun a magical journey at Hogwarts or the Lyric Theatre. …

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

BWW TV: 5 Things You Need to Know About Broadway Power Couple Orfeh & Andy Karl by Richard Ridge

Love is all aroundat the Nederlander Theatre and it doesn't stop backstage... at least not when Broadway's favorite power couple is around.Orfeh and Andy Karl have moved to Rodeo Drive or 41…

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

BWW TV: Susan Egan and Beth Fowler Relive the Magic of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Broadway by Richard Ridge

On April 18, 1994, a musical opened that would change the face of Broadway for years to come. Beauty and the Beast not only took New York City by storm, but marked the birth of Disney Theatr…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

BWW TV: Brian d'Arcy James, Holley Fain & Emily Bergl Reveal Backstage Secrets of THE FERRYMAN! by Richard Ridge

There's a new Carney family in town.Earlier this month, a whopping fourteen new cast members joined the 35-member ensemble of The Ferryman, now performing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. A…

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Backstage: FROZEN Director Michael Grandage Shares Show Secrets, Future Plans & Behind the Scenes Details! by Richard Ridge

The cold still doesn't bother Michael Grandage, who, as BroadwayWorld reported this morning, has a busy couple of years ahead That's because Frozen, which this weekcelebrates its first smash…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Backstage with Richard Ridge: FROZEN's Michael Grandage Gets Ready To Take the Cold Front Overseas! by Richard Ridge

The cold still doesn't bother Michael Grandage, who, as BroadwayWorld reported this morning, has a busy couple of years ahead That's because Frozen, which this weekcelebrates its first smash…

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Backstage with Richard Ridge: The [title of show] Gang Finds a Way Back to Then! Hunter, Jeff, Heidi, Susan and Michael Get Ready to Reunite in Concer by Richard Ridge

They might have started as nine people's favorite thing, but in the thirteen years since title of show's debut off-Broadway, far more fans have joined the party.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

BWW Interview: Tony Winner John Lloyd Young Gets Ready for an Epic, Sexy and Mysterious Return to Cafe Carlyle by Richard Ridge

Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young returns to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show, February 19 to March 2. At this residency, he will perform an expertly curated set of rock and pop classics. …

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Teen Songstress Jackie Evancho Tells All About Her New Broadway Album, LGBTQ Activism and More! by Richard Ridge

With her upcoming new album, 'The Debut', multi-platinum recording artist,Jackie Evanchowill match her extraordinary voice with one of the most exciting re-emerging genres in popular music t…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Frank Wildhorn, Nan Knighton & Gabriel Barre Get Ready to Go Back Into the Fire with THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL! by Richard Ridge

In just two weeks, Manhattan Concert Productions will present aconcert performance of Frank Wildhorn and Nan Knighton's musical comedy The Scarlet Pimpernelat David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Cent…

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Backstage with Richard Ridge: It's Chers Everywhere! Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond Talk All Things THE CHER SHOW! by Richard Ridge

When in comes to portraying one of pop culture's biggest superstars of all time, it takes not one...not two...but three Broadway powerhouses to bring her to life onstage. Cher is on Broadway…

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: As Good As Goldwyn- NETWORK's Tony Goldwyn Talks the Ups and Downs of a Career on Stage and Screen by Richard Ridge

Following seven steamy seasons on ABC's hit show, Scandal, which concluded its run last spring, Tony Goldwyn has made theleap back to Broadway- starring as Max Schumacher in Network. The pla…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: American Success Story- Darren Criss Opens Up About His Career on Broadway, TV and More! by Richard Ridge

From Harry to Hedwig Blaine to FinchDarren Criss has made quite a name for himself over the past decade on both stage and screen. 2018 has been an extra special year for the renaissance man …

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Norm Lewis Talks Keeping It Nutcraker Cool This Holiday Season with New Album and Solo Show! by Richard Ridge

Tony nominee Norm Lewisis keeping it cool this Christmas. Nutcracker cool, that is.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

BWW Exclusive: Inside the National Asian Artists Project Gala with Baayork Lee and More! by Richard Ridge

The 2018 Inaugural NAAP National Asian Artists Project Gala took place on December 2nd celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Rodgers amp Hammerstein's groundbreaking musical 'Flower Drum Song'…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Jeremy Jordan Is Back on Broadway and Telling All About the Roles That Got Him Here! by Richard Ridge

The last time Jeremy Jordan graced a Broadway stage, he was the king of New York- earning himself a Tony nomination for his performance in Newsies. Since 2012, the rest of the world has gott…

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: You're a Mean One, Gavin Lee! Meet the New Grinch of This Holiday Season by Richard Ridge

All the Whos down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but Gavin Lee, who was hard at work getting into character to playDr. Seuss' most conniving character this holiday season, did not

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Cooper & Vosk & Ridge, Oh My! Getting Candid with the Witches of WICKED by Richard Ridge

A whole lot happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in, and Wicked has been telling that story to Broadway audiences for 15 years at the Gershwin Theatre. The milestone won't go by uncelebrate…

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: She's Queen of the Kings! Catching Up with Brooklyn-Bound Heather Headley by Richard Ridge

She has already protected the Pride Lands, ruled Nubia, controlled center stage, and dominated the Juke Joint. What's next for Broadway's favorite beltress

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Friday, August 31, 2018

BWW Interview: Linda Purl Gets Ready to Make Her Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below! by Richard Ridge

Renowned actress and singer Linda Purl, best known for 'Happy Days', 'Matlock' and 'The Office' will make her solo cabaret debut at Feinstein's 54 Below on September 4th and 5th with her sen…

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: 90 Plays, 80 Films, and Lots of Stories- Catch Up with Stage and Screen Great- F. Murray Abraham by Richard Ridge

From his current gig as black ops specialist Dar Adal on Showtime's Homeland, to Cyrano, Shylock, Salieri and more, stage and screen star F. Murray Abraham's career has spanned over five dec…

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: It Takes a Woman: Donna Murphy Dishes on the Roles that Brought Her to Dolly! by Richard Ridge

'This job came up, and initially I thought, 'What a horrible idea To star as Dolly Levi once a week How do you do that' That first performance- and I really didn't know how it was gonna land…

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Just One of the Boys- Matt Bomer Reveals All About His Co-Stars, Character and Debut in THE BOYS IN THE BAND! by Richard Ridge

The men of The Boys in the Band indeed are one integrated being, and part of that being is Matt Bomer, who makes his Broadway debut in the role of Donald. Watch below as Bomer chats with Ric…

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reveals Which Big Broadway Show He Turned Down! by Richard Ridge

Many Broadway fans came to know stage and screen star Jesse Tyler Ferguson for his iconic portrayal of Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. But in an alternate unive…

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Anna & Glinda & Lysistrata & More! FROZEN's Patti Murin Reflects on the Roles That Made Her Career by Richard Ridge

'I keep saying that I forgot that I know how to act, as opposed to making faces and appropriate gestures... It's a fairytale, sure. But it's a story that has to be told in a clear and concis…

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Chukwudi Iwuji on Living the Dream in Shakespeare in the Park's OTHELLO by Richard Ridge

'I was having a conversation with my manager... I was about to start The Low Road andI had just done Hedda Gabler in London. But I really enjoyed filming. I said, 'After I finish the Low Roa…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: An (Extra)Ordinary Man- Tony Nominee Harry Hadden-Paton Explains How He Ended Up in MY FAIR LADY by Richard Ridge

'Bart Sher and I spoke a long time about this character. I think the key to him is that he is passionate and obsessive about the work and his job. What's he's not good at is emotions- unders…

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